Keyword: "treatment"

77 items were found with the keyword "treatment".

  • MiMove: Knee Rehabilitation

    New

    PI: Cathleen M. Connell, PhD , Susan A. Murphy, PhD , Maratt

    MiMove: optimizing the transition to home after knee replacement surgery.  (05/01/2016 - 12/31/2016)

  • Bauermeister-SexLab/Care Services for YMSM

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    PI: Jose Bauermeister, PhD, MPH

    Details coming soon! (06/01/2015 - 11/30/2016)

  • Breast Cancer Ally

    New

    PI: Michael Sabel, MD, FACS

    Breast Cancer Ally is an iPhone app developed in partnership with University of Michigan breast cancer specialists. It provides information about breast cancer and helps patients at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center manage their symptoms. Breast Cancer Ally helps patients through every stage of treatment, from the initial diagnosis, through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and anti-estrogen therapy.More information can be found at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center site. (04/01/2014 - present)

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  • My GI Health V1.5

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    PI: William D. Chey, MD

    MyGIhealth V1.5 is an extension of My GI Health. The overview, aims, participants, and intervention, therefore, are identical to My GI Health. Version 1.5 expands the scope of the educational materials to include three new gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses: nausea/vomiting, bowel incontinence, and difficulty swallowing.  (01/01/2014 - 12/30/2014)

  • My GI Health - Virtual Dietician with Low FODMAP diet

    PI: William D. Chey, MD

    This program educates GI patients about a low FODMAP diet in an engaging, animation- and voice-based interface. Patients learn about what FODMAPs are, what they do in the body, how to eliminate them from the diet, and how to challenge each FODMAP group to find their triggers. (FODMAP is an acronym: Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. These are fermentable sugars that some cause GI symptoms in some people.) (12/01/2013 - 12/01/2016)

  • Improving Patient Decisions about Bariatric Surgery

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    PI: Nancy J. Birkmeyer, PhD , Amir A. Ghaferi, MD, MS

    Obesity is increasingly considered among the most important public health problems of our times. Bariatric surgery is arguably the only treatment that has proven effective in producing long-term weight loss for patients with morbid obesity. Bariatric surgery also results in resolution of obesity related co-morbid conditions, improvements in quality of life, and increased survival. There are currently four different bariatric surgical procedures in use: adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. Bariatric surgery is considered a highly preference sensitive medical issue. Existing decision aids in bariatric surgery are limited in that they provide information about the average comparative risks and benefits of the treatment options, but do not provide customized estimates of the risks and benefits of the different procedures for individual patients. As a result of these draw-backs, decision aids are not frequently used in making treatment decisions in bariatric surgery. Our proposal is highly innovative in that our decision support tool integrates data from a large clinical registry with individual patient data to provide patients with real-time, customized, accurate information regarding the risks and benefits of the treatment options to better inform decision making. This tool will be continuously updated to ensure that the data on risks and benefits that it provides are accurate and current. Our tool also provides information about other attributes of the treatment options that bariatric surgery patients and other relevant stakeholders feel are important for patients to consider in deciding whether and what type of bariatric surgery to have. The proposed research promotes shared medical decision making for patients who are considering bariatric surgery for the treatment of morbid obesity. If our intervention proves effective, it will result in improved decision quality and outcomes of care for patients. It may also result in improved efficiency of care to the extent that it serves to augment or guide communication between the patient and physician to promote shared medical decision-making. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016)

  • eyeGuide: Personalized Tablet-based Glaucoma Education

    PI: Paula Newman-Casey, MD, MS

    Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among African-Americans. Treatment, when consistently implemented, can prevent blindness, and yet at least 30% and as high as 80% of glaucoma patients do not adhere to their glaucoma medications or return for their follow-up appointments. This lack of adherence results in worse outcomes, with higher rates of visual field progression. Educational interventions to improve patient adherence have shown some promise, and there is significant potential to expand upon these successes, as well as to address the obstacles that have burdened the educational approaches implemented to date. The past interventions that have been most successful are those that engage patients in a process that explores their personal barriers to adherence and tailors interventions accordingly. This research program utilizes not only health behavior theory, but also principles from behavioral economics to create a personalized computer-based glaucoma education program that can be taught by non-physician educators to motivate improved self-management in glaucoma patients. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2016)

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  • Visualizing Health

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    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    Patients and the public are being inundated with a flood of health data and being asked to take a greater role in applying this data to make medical decisions regarding their own health. While general guidelines exist for "best practices" in medical risk communication, this work has not always considered the specific communication goals of the risk message or the specific information or practical needs of the patient. The  Communicating Health and Risk Messages (CHARM) project will address the gap in our current knowledge by informing the design of health risk data visualizations  across the full spectrum of risk communication goals. (09/01/2013 - 12/31/2013)

  • Technologically Enhanced Coaching (TEC): A Program for Improving Diabetes Outcomes

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    PI: M. E. Michele Heisler, MD, MPA

    Peer mentoring and support models have been found in two recent VA RCTs to be more effective than usual care, financial incentives, and usual nurse care management to improve glycemic control in high-risk veteran patients with poor glycemic control. While peer supporters and coaches can be trained in effective behavioral approaches to support other veterans’ self-management behaviors, such supporters necessarily lack content expertise to help veterans better share in treatment decisions and goal-setting with their health care providers. Accordingly, in an AHRQ-supported RCT we developed and tested tailored, interactive tools with diabetes and medication information embedded in the tool software that peer coaches and other outreach workers can employ to facilitate discussions with patients. Such tools could enhance the sustainability and effectiveness of coaching programs to better prepare patients to set self-management goals, action plans, and to discuss treatment options with their health care providers. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2017)

  • Building Your New Normal VA

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    The over-arching goal of the study is to determine whether an intervention using highly personalized automated telephone monitoring and self-management support calls paired with tailored print material can effectively improve Veteran-centered outcomes for prostate cancer survivors. (09/01/2013 - 08/31/2017)

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  • Dizztinct - Dizziness Treatment for Patients

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    PI: Kevin A. Kerber, MD

    Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common peripheral vestibular disorder and causes disabling symptoms. BPPV produces a sensation of spinning called vertigo that is both paroxysmal and positional, meaning it occurs suddenly and with a change in head position. The disorder stems from free-floating particles that enter a semi-circular canal ("canaliths") of the inner ear. BPPV is diagnosed using a simple and reliable positional test, the Dix-Hallpike test (DHT). The treatment, the Canalith Repositioning Maneuver (CRM), is performed in minutes at the bedside. With these processes, patients can be readily identified and treated at the bedside, quickly and without expensive tests. Yet, these guideline-supported evidence-based practices are substantially underutilized. This project aims to implement these processes in a real world care setting, through a multi-faceted implementation strategy. The project has the potential to simultaneously improve patient outcomes and healthcare efficiencies. (08/01/2013 - 07/31/2017)

  • My Mobile Advice Program (MyMAP)

    PI: Jennifer B. McClure, PhD

    Smoking is a leading cause of death in the US, killing more than 440,000 people a year. While effective treatments exist, their impact is significantly reduced by poor treatment adherence, particularly to pharmacotherapy. One way to improve the effectiveness of existing pharmacotherapy and to help more people stop smoking is to enhance treatment adherence. The current study develops and pilot tests a prototype My Mobile Advice Program (MyMAP). MyMAP is designed to a) provide real-time, algorithm-driven, personalized guidance to smokers' regarding how to manage common, non-serious, bothersome medication side-effects and nicotine withdrawal symptoms, b) provide patients with timely, individually-tailored, supportive encouragement to enhance their motivation for quitting and promote better adherence to their prescribed treatment regimen; c) alert providers to potentially serious adverse events or persistent bothersome symptoms that warrant timely medical intervention; and d) provide patients and providers 24/7 access to relevant educational and behavioral self-help information that can either be viewed online (via computer or smart phone) or printed for reference. Through this comprehensive web-based intervention, we hypothesize that MyMAP will promote treatment adherence, thereby ultimately improving cessation rates and treatment cost-effectiveness. Given the popularity, high frequency of bothersome, non-serious medication side-effects, and increased monitoring demands for varenicline use, the pilot prototype is designed to support varenicline pharmacotherapy, but if the proposed intervention strategy proves promising, MyMAP will be expanded to support nicotine replacement and bupropion use in the future. (07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015)

  • Liver Transplant Organ Offer Tool

    PI: Michael L. Volk, MD, MSc, AGAF

    Each time an organ comes along, the physician and potential recipient must decide whether to accept that offer or wait in hopes that a better one will come along.  This decision is a high-risk one, as the wrong choice could mean death for the patient.  It is also a complex one.  Physicians must incorporate multiple donor factors, recipient factors, and donor-recipient interactions, as well as the local magnitude of organ shortage and various technical and logistical concerns.  In a series of studies, we have shown that decisions about organ quality vary widely by transplant center, are inconsistent with the available evidence, and are susceptible to cognitive biases and external forces such as policy changes and competition between centers. Thus, this process of decision-making could stand to be improved. We hypothesize that the availability of a point-of-care decision aid could improve the consistency and accuracy of organ acceptance decision. (05/01/2013 - 04/30/2015)

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  • MyChemoCare

    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD

    This study addresses critical gaps in cancer symptom management through the creation of a mobile chemotherapy symptom management application. The MyChemoCare application proactively assesses for the presence and severity of common chemotherapy side-effects and provides personally tailored feedback via daily SMS text messaging to enhance patient mastery in symptom self-management. (12/16/2012 - 01/31/2015)

  • MiVideo-Video Visit Summary for Cancer Patients

    PI: John C. Krauss, MD

    This pilot project explores the use of video summaries to provide colon cancer patients with a resource when starting chemotherapy treatment. The videos are recorded by the MD directly following the visit, and posted to a secure website, where patients may review them at will. (12/01/2012 - 11/30/2014)

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  • iNSider

    PI: Debbie S. Gipson, MD, MS

    The overarching goal of this study is to strengthen our understanding of the patient and physician perspective of nephrotic syndrome, therapy, prognosis, and factors influencing disease management and to use the information generated from stakeholder engagement to inform the creation of a shared-learning online decision support tool. (10/11/2012 - 12/31/2014)

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  • CanSORT - CancerDoctorsLikeMe

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    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD , Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH , Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD

    The goals of the study are to collect pilot data on provider-patient interactions around contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for breast cancer surgeons and risk of recurrence for medical oncologists. We used a web intervention to present population-based data and patient-centered communication techniques to doctors.  (07/01/2012 - 08/31/2017)

  • Individualized CANcer Care (I Can Care): Project 2

    PI: Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH

    It's a challenge to know how much it helps to add systemic therapy (e.g., chemotherapy) to a woman's regimen of breast cancer care. For a woman with a favorable prognosis, chemotherapy may add relatively little benefit - but put her through a great deal of difficulty. Genomic testing can help understand who may benefit from chemotherapy and how it impacts the risk of recurrence. (07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017)

  • Individualized CANcer Care (I Can Care): Project 1

    PI: Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil

    Making individualized choices about surgery and radiation is challenging for patients and clinicians. This project is looking at ways to help make these choices with testing. Evaluative tests can help inform who might benefit from certain treatments and how much. (07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017)

  • I Can Decide

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    Patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer face a series of complex decisions regarding locoreginal and systemic treatment. Currently many of these decisions do not meet the definition of a high quality decision, defined as one that is both informed (based on an accurate understanding of the treatment risks and benefits) and preference-concordant (consistent with the patient's underlying preferences). I Can Decide evaluates the impact of an innovative decision tool on locoregional and systemic therapy decision making for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. (07/01/2012 - 08/31/2017)

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  • Communications & Dissemination Core

    PI: Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH , Lawrence C. An, MD

    The goal of this program is to help clinicians and their patients address the challenges of individualizing the treatment of breast cancer. The Communications and Dissemination Core's primary goal is to translate key research findings into personally relevant messages for patients and clinicians. We do this by creating 1) an interactive online tool to help patients improve breast cancer treatment decision making, and 2) an interactive website to education clinicians about breast cancer practice norms, patients' experiences, and effective communication strategies. (07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017)

  • iDECIDE for Ann Arbor and Detroit VAs

    PI: Angela Fagerlin, PhD

    Successful diabetes management is dependent on the patient - provider partnership. However, a full discussion of potential benefits, harms, costs, and burdens associated with each medication option is often too much for a brief clinic visit. This project uses AHRQ-developed consumer guides as inspiration for a tailored program that assists with this decision-making. The current iDECIDE intervention serves as the base of the program, with updates geared toward making it more specific to veterans. (01/01/2012 - 09/30/2012)

  • My GI Health

    PI: William D. Chey, MD , Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS

    Gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses are highly prevalent and expensive conditions. The goal is to develop and validate an evidence-based tool to assist clinicians in diagnosing, educating, and managing GI patients within the context of everyday practice. The MyGIhealth platform includes a new GI review of systems questionnaire that is administered through electronic portals (including personal computers and tablet devices) to collect, categorize, and interpret GI symptoms in a uniform and clinically useful manner. MyGIhealth is designed for use within everyday practice to help clinicians perform assessments and provide tailored feedback to their GI patients. (11/01/2011 - 10/31/2014)

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  • Measuring Chemotoxicity with IVR

    PI: Christopher R. Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN

    This study examines the agreement between prospective and retrospective reporting of toxicities and health care service use (e.g., unscheduled office visit, emergency department visit, hospitalization) by patients with cancer treated with systemic chemotherapy. This information will provide the Cancer Center with rich patient outcomes data to inform quality improvement efforts. (09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012)

  • Making the Choice - VA

    PI: Angela Fagerlin, PhD

    A current priority for VA research is "Healthcare Informatics to Improve Veteran Care Healthcare." This priority area recognizes the critical importance of developing effective technological tools for Veterans to improve their understanding of and capacity to be actively involved in shared decision making about key health issues. Making The Choice - VA develops new materials specifically for VA patients who have prostate cancer. The tool helps in shared and informed decision-making related to prostate cancer treatment options and outcomes. (01/01/2011 - 09/30/2011)

  • VA Cardiovascular Tool

    PI: Rodney A. Hayward, MD

    It is critically important to develop effective technological tools for Veterans to improve their understanding of and capacity to be actively involved in shared decision making about key health issues. It is also critical to make sure both the patients� and the clinicians� decisions are informed decisions. (01/01/2011 - 09/30/2011)

  • Cancer Center Population Core Survey

    PI: Stephen B. Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH

    This is a comprehensive survey of patients at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. This survey data allows investigators to better describe and meet the needs of patients at the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center in future projects. (10/11/2010 - 09/30/2011)

  • iDecide/iDecido

    PI: M. E. Michele Heisler, MD, MPA

    Successful diabetes management is dependent on the patient - provider partnership. However, a full discussion of potential benefits, harms, costs, and burdens associated with each medication option is often too much for a brief clinic visit. This project uses AHRQ-developed consumer guides as inspiration for a tailored program that assists with this decision-making. The intervention is delivered on iPads by Community Health Workers in participant homes and is available in both English and Spanish. (09/30/2010 - 09/29/2013)

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  • Prostate Cancer Recurrence Risk Decision Aid

    PI: Daniel A. Hamstra, PhD, MD

    Approximately 10-30% of men who undergo external beam radiation for localized prostate cancer see rising PSA scores following treatment. Some of these men need androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) as salvage treatment. ADT is not curative and has significant side effects that impact quality of life (QOL). These facts must be balanced against its clinical need. The decision to initiate hormonal therapy is driven more by patient anxiety and less by clinical parameters. Thus, men need to better understand how their PSA values and likelihood of recurrence will change over time. A novel computer model, based on 2,386 patients previously treated, provides this information. This project aims to develop and test methods of communicating this information to patients and to determine how patients use it in their treatment decisions. (09/01/2010 - 08/31/2012)

  • Narrative Video Library

    PI: Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD

    This project aims to develop an online library of video vignettes that highlight a discussion with a leading researcher or practitioner who describe one problem in the process of dissemination and implementation (D&I) and show viewers how he/she solved the problem. (09/01/2010 - 08/31/2011)

  • ChemoDosing

    PI: Tunghi May Pini, MD, MPH , Jennifer J. Griggs, MD, MPH

    Approximately 40% of obese patients with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy receive reduced doses of chemotherapy despite nearly two decades of evidence supporting full weight-based dosing. This project aims to share evidence that supports full dosing for obese breast cancer patients with physicians. (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010)

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  • Puff City II Dissemination

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    Puff City is a successful asthma management program for urban teenagers in Detroit high schools. This project allows us to make the most current version of Puff City available to anyone in the community with access to the internet. (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010)

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  • Puff City II - Rural Georgia

    PI: Martha S. Tingen, MSN, PhD

    Puff City Rural Georgia takes the existing Puff City II intervention and applies it to a youth population in rural Georgia. Puff City is a successful NHLBI-funded study that targeted three key asthma management issues: 1) smoking; 2) controller medication adherence; and 3) carrying a rescue inhaler. Given the success of Puff City among mid-western, inner city youth, an important question is whether such a program can be transplanted and effective for youth living in a different environment, the rural south. Rural Georgia youth are at equal or greater risk from asthma symptoms as inner city, Detroit youth. (08/01/2009 - 05/31/2012)

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  • FOCUS4Web

    PI: Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN

    FOCUS on the Web offers an individually tailored, interactive, web-based intervention for cancer patients (lung, colorectal, breast, prostate) and their family caregivers that will lead to better patient-caregiver communication, more dyadic support, higher self-efficacy, increased perceived benefits of the illness experience, and less emotional distress. This intervention is based on an efficacious, family-based program of care (the FOCUS Program). In this study, we translate this primarily face-to-face, family-based program to an internet-based version. (05/05/2009 - 04/30/2011)

  • MPOWERed 2

    PI: Susan J. Woolford, MD, MPH

    This project expands the existing MPOWER text message library to include tailored exercise messages, weekly photovoice activity, and feedback messages. New messages are tested with focus groups before use in the program. (05/01/2009 - 04/30/2014)

  • Q2: Questions about Quitting

    PI: Jennifer B. McClure, PhD

    About 80% or more of smokers are not sufficiently motivated and ready to quit smoking, even though they may want to quit someday. Interventions are critically needed which can reach these people, enhance their motivation for quitting, promote uptake of existing empirically-validated treatments, and ultimately enhance abstinence rates on a population level. The current study tests the effectiveness of four potentially important tailoring factors (decisional framework, self-efficacy, navigation autonomy, and proactive outreach) to increase motivation to quit. (03/01/2009 - 12/31/2012)

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  • THISN

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    THISN (Tailored Health Information in Social Networks) is a collaborative effort with CHCR and CDC's National Center for Public Health Informatics to conceive, design, and develop a prototype application testing the viability of using tailoring technology in a web-based social networking context (e.g., MySpace, Facebook). (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2009)

  • Discussing the Choice

    PI: Angela Fagerlin, PhD , Peter A. Ubel, MD

    DVDs demonstrate to patients some of the issues that might arise during their prostate cancer diagnosis visit that may prevent them from sharing in the decision of what treatment to choose. The DVDs also provide solutions that would allow for patients' participation in the treatment decision making process. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

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  • Tailoring Technology Core (CECCR1 and CECCR2)

    PI: Edward W. Saunders, MS

    The primary purpose of the Tailoring Technology Core (TTC) is to design, develop, pretest, and implement the tailored intervention systems required for all CECCR Research and Developmental Projects. Consolidating these task into a central core offers several advantages. First, the TTC organizes resources for more cost-effective production of tailored interventions for each of the Projects. TTC programmers use a common robust tailoring system for all Projects. Instead of building each Project’s interventions individually, from the ground up, TTC builds each one from an existing foundation that has been refined over several years, and then adds the appropriate assessments and content, modifies tailoring algorithms, and applies any special features.Second, the multidisciplinary organization of personnel within the TTC allows us to more efficiently explore new directions in advanced communications technologies. The close interaction of a broad set of expertise allows us to generate more relevant, robust tools for tailored health interventions. This synergy is demonstrated by the Center’s development of a re-usable tailoring system for both web- and print-based health interventions. Developed and enhanced over the last decade, this system embodies our significant experience conducting cancer prevention and control research applied to an extremely wide range of populations, settings, health topics, and advanced communications technologies.Third, Projects benefit from standard technologies, as well as active sharing of knowledge from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. For example, Tailoring Core members, working on all three Projects, identify best practices in tailoring algorithms used in one Project and suggest these practices to other investigators. Similarly, content and theoretical applications used in one Project are applied by the same behavior science staff in the Tailoring Core to other Projects. Specifically, it allows the use of common assessments, theoretical message composition, and graphics as empirical knowledge is gained. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • Social & Cognitive Neuroscience Core (CECCR2)

    PI: Thad A. Polk, PhD

    Ultimately, the goal of CECCR2 aims to understand why and how communication affects health-related behavior and decision making. Specifically, we want to know how tailoring communication by specific individual characteristics influences subsequent health behaviors. For example:How does tailoring a message about smoking influence smokers’ subsequent decisions about quitting? How does tailoring a message about colorectal cancer affect people’s willingness to get screened? How does tailoring information about prostate cancer affect patients’ subsequent conversations with their physicians about their treatment preference? A significant obstacle to answering these kinds of questions is that health-related decisions can have many different causes; and these causes can be difficult to disentangle using purely behavioral measures. We therefore want to incorporate measures that begin to address the underlying neural and cognitive mechanisms that give rise to the observed behaviors. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • Biostatistics and Measurement Core (CECCR1 and CECCR2)

    PI: Roderick J. A. Little, PhD

    The development and evaluation of effective behavioral interventions depends on valid, reliable measurements, efficient statistical design and data collection methods, and appropriate data analysis techniques. Accordingly, biostatisticians continue to play a pivotal role in research conducted by the CECCR2. Key personnel include Dr. Rod Little, Dr. Vijay Nair and Dr. Mick Couper. Each are senior and highly-respected statisticians and methodologists, who played active roles in the CECCR1 and continue to be actively involved in developing testable specific aims and appropriate statistical design and analysis for the Projects in CECCR2. All are already well versed in the complex statistical issues associated with developing effective tailored health interventions, such as fractional factorial designs, data imputation, and mixed models with random effects. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • CECCR2 - Center of Excellence In Cancer Communications Research II

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The purpose of the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CECCR) is to develop an efficient, theory-driven model for generating tailored health behavior interventions for many health behaviors and socio-demographic populations. (09/01/2008 - 08/31/2013)

  • Puff City - OPD Recruitment Trial

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    Puff City is a successful asthma management program for urban teenagers in Detroit high schools. This iteration of Puff City uses a pilot approach to test if Puff City was accessible and feasible in an ED setting. (07/01/2008 - 09/30/2008)

  • Cansort - Breast Cancer Treatment Website for Surgeons and Oncologists

    PI: Steven J. Katz, MD, MPH

    The goal of this project is to develop a website for surgeons and oncologists treating breast cancer patients in the Detroit SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results) catchment area (Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties) that can be used to disseminate cancer surveillance research findings related to improving the quality of breast cancer care. (09/20/2007 - 08/31/2009)

  • Breast Cancer Patient Educational Tool

    PI: Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    For the past decade there has been debate around whether mastectomy or breast conserving surgery (BCS) with radiation is the "best" treatment for early stage breast cancer. The goal of this study is to develop and pilot test an interactive computer-based decision tool for improving patient knowledge about breast cancer treatment, and help elicit patients' preferences for treatment characteristics. (09/20/2007 - 08/31/2009)

  • MPOWERed

    PI: Susan J. Woolford, MD, MPH

    Short, tailored text messages are sent to obese adolescents that address five evidence-based weight-related behavioral domains: reduction of screen time, regular consumption of a healthy breakfast, decreased consumption of sweetened beverages, decreased consumption of fast food, and increased consumption of fruit and vegetable. Texts include highly tailored messages, targeted messages and reminders. (09/01/2007 - 03/31/2010)

  • Diabetes Self-Management for Mexican Americans

    PI: Rachel E. Davis, PhD, MPH

    This feasibility study explores audience segment characteristics among Mexican Americans with type 2 diabetes ranging from low to high on acculturation and structural assimilation. Particular attention is devoted to examining associations between diabetes-related behaviors and beliefs and acculturation/structural assimilation that have been previously suggested through qualitative research. (09/01/2007 - 08/31/2008)

  • Childhood Obesity MI for Pediatricians

    PI: Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD

    There remains a compelling need for evidenced-based intervention models to assist primary care practitioners to treat their overweight pediatric patients. This project is an efficacy trial to test two potentially generalizable interventions that address many of the key barriers to obesity counseling in pediatric primary care. (04/01/2007 - 01/31/2013)

  • Puff City II

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    This study builds on the success of Puff City 1 (PC1), an Internet-based, teen-focused asthma management program, and enhances the effects achieved in PC1 in several ways: 1) tests new theory- and empirically-based approaches to recruiting urban high school students, 2) enhances program content to address resistance to change and relapse, and 3) uses PC1 data to create participation and success profiles of the students who can then be differentially approached on the basis of these profiles in Puff City II. (04/01/2007 - 03/31/2012)

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  • BMi2

    PI: Kenneth A. Resnicow, PhD

    BMi2 is a DVD for pediatricians and dietitians that have completed a 2-day intensive motivational interviewing (MI) training session. The DVD is a take-home resource that offers additional practice in the core MI skills of reflective listening, building motivation, and eliciting change talk. In this DVD, the application of MI is used to help prevent and treat pediatric obesity, including nuances of working with parents of young children as well as working directly with older children. (02/01/2007 - 08/31/2008)

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  • Cancer Center Recipes Just For You

    PI: Edward W. Saunders, MS

    Cancer Center Recipes Just for You is a Web site that will help patients and families develop healthy meal plans specific to their needs. It has a searchable database of recipes developed by Graham Kerr, formerly known as "The Galloping Gourmet." (01/10/2007 - 05/31/2010)

  • Tools for Being a Helpful Peer Partner - DVD

    PI: M. E. Michele Heisler, MD, MPA

    This DVD is one portion of a larger study (Mobilizing Peer Support for Effective Heart Failure Self-Management) being conducted by Dr. Michele Heisler. The goal of the DVD is to teach people with congestive heart failure how to support each other in managing their illness via phone calls to each other. The DVD describes and models Motivational Interviewing (MI) style communication skills for peer-to-peer communications. The DVD explains the basics of MI style communications and provides numerous examples of peer-to-peer conversations that use MI techniques. (11/01/2006 - 10/30/2007)

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  • Procure

    PI: John T. Wei, MD, MS

    Procure tests the feasibility of using an electronic Quality of Life (QOL) survey to gather data from patients that is easily accessible and useable by health care providers in understanding more about their patients. The data gathered in this pilot study help support analyses comparing electronic to paper survey feasibility. (07/01/2006 - 06/30/2012)

  • Health Communications Core

    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD

    The Health Communications Core (HCC) supports the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMCCC) through: Assisting with a communications and technological analysis of UMCCC investigators’ intervention, recruitment, and/or retention needs. Working with UMCCC investigators to design, develop, deploy, and maintain high-quality print-, hand-held device, web-based, or other relevant communications channels and strategies. (06/01/2006 - 05/31/2017)

  • Stepping Up to Health - Expanding the Reach

    PI: Caroline R. Richardson, MD

    The goal of this project is to expand the web-based Stepping Up to Health intervention to more individuals. The original intervention used enhanced pedometers and email-based tailored feedback to promote physical activity in people with type 2 diabetes. Expanding the Reach extends the tailored messages to promote physical activity to sedentary adults who are at risk for developing cancer, heart disease or diabetes, along with continuing to provide tailored messages for individuals with type 2 diabetes. (01/02/2006 - 12/31/2006)

  • Stepping Up to Health

    PI: Caroline R. Richardson, MD

    Stepping Up To Health is an Internet-based walking program combined with an enhanced pedometer to promote walking in people with chronic diseases. This study expands the current bank of behavioral messages within the intervention to include messages for people with type 2 diabetes. (01/15/2005 - 12/31/2005)

  • CECCR - Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The purpose of the University of Michigan Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CECCR) is to develop an efficient, theory-driven model for generating tailored health behavior interventions that is generalizable across health behaviors and socio-demographic populations. (09/01/2003 - 08/31/2008)

  • Breast Cancer Informed Consent

    PI: E. J. Siegl, MA, OCN, RN

    This project aims to create an updated, user-friendly information booklet about breast cancer treatment options. The booklet, "Breast Cancer: What you need to know before treatment" is out of date and text heavy. Based on the Public Act 195 of 1986 that requires physicians to distribute this booklet to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, it is necessary to update the booklet to reflect the current state of treatment options to help each person make the best treatment choice for themselves. *NOTE: The booklet was used for many years by the Michigan Department of Community Health, but is now out of circulation and not available to the public anymore. (03/01/2003 - 06/30/2003)

  • webCHAT

    PI: Susan D. Goold, MD, MHSA, MA

    This project aims to develop a web-based version of CHAT, a game designed to help ordinary people better understand health insurance and help health insurance policy makers better understand the health care wishes of ordinary people. (10/10/2002 - 12/31/2003)

  • Making the Choice - Audio and Internet

    PI: John T. Wei, MD, MS

    This project is an adaptation of Making the Choice. We revise the paper-based decision aid and develop alternative media formats (audiotape- and Internet-based versions) of the paper based decision aid to increase distribution and utilization. We also test the paper, audiotape, and Internet-based decision aids in an appropriate population of patients to provide pilot data on the tools' efficacy for improving patient knowledge. (09/30/2002 - 09/29/2004)

  • Making the Choice

    PI: John T. Wei, MD, MS

    Making the Choice is a booklet to help men better understand prostate health and the issues surrounding prostate cancer testing. (09/30/2002 - 09/29/2004)

  • Puff City I

    PI: Christine L. M. Joseph, PhD, MPH

    The goal of Puff City is to develop and evaluate a multimedia, tailored web-based asthma management program to specifically target urban high school students. The program uses tailoring, in conjunction with theory-based models, to alter behavior through individualized health messages based on the user's beliefs, attitudes, and personal barriers to change. The content of the Puff City computer program is based on recommendations for patient education made by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program, and focuses on three core behaviors: controller medication adherence, rescue inhaler availability, and smoking cessation/reduction. The entire program is voiced over, to accommodate low literacy. (12/01/2001 - 06/30/2006)

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  • Taking CHARGE

    PI: Bernadine E. Cimprich, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN

    This program aims to lend support, both medically and emotionally, to breast cancer survivors who have recently completed their treatment programs. The goal for this project is to create a workbook to be distributed to all women who participate in Taking CHARGE. (07/01/2001 - 06/30/2002)

  • Girls on the Move

    PI: Nola J. Pender, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Girls on the Move is a computer-based interactive physical activity program used in school-based clinics as a counseling tool about exercise among adolescent girls. (05/01/2001 - 04/30/2002)

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  • Voices of Detroit Initiative (VODI): Kiosk

    PI: Lucille Smith, MEd

    This project aims to develop an innovative, interactive smoking cessation multimedia health education kiosk at several Voices of Detroit Initiative (VODI) clinic sites - serving the clients of VODI clinics. (01/02/2001 - 09/30/2002)

  • FOCUS Prostate

    PI: Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN

    This study tests the effectiveness of a family-based program of care in improving clinical outcomes, and tests the ability of a model to predict which patients and spouses are at increased risk of poorer quality of life. (12/15/2000 - 03/31/2001)

  • Voices of Detroit Initiative (VODI): CD-ROM

    PI: Lucille Smith, MEd

    This project aims to develop an oral health and tobacco cessation training and education module for primary care providers who provide health care at Voices of Detroit Initiative (VODI) clinic sites. The training and education module is available via CD-ROM to the providers. (10/01/2000 - 09/30/2001)

  • XeniCare II

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This consultant project provides expert advice to Roche Pharmaceuticals on the development of the Xenicare II program, a personalized support program available to consumers who use Xenical, a weight control drug. (10/01/1999 - 12/31/1999)

  • The Alzheimer's Awareness Channel

    PI: Cathleen M. Connell, PhD

    This project aims to develop, implement, and evaluate an innovative kiosk-based multimedia educational outreach program to increase knowledge of Alzheimer's disease among the public. (08/01/1998 - 07/31/2002)

  • The Cancer Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    The goal of this project is to create a cancer risk prevention channel for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project. The channel includes steps people can take to live a healthy lifestyle and help control cancer risk. (01/01/1997 - 09/30/1998)

  • The Breast Cancer Screening Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project aims to create a channel for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project on how to assess personal risk of breast cancer and how to detect breast cancer early. (01/01/1996 - 09/30/1997)

  • The Prostate Cancer Screening Channel

    PI: Victor J. Strecher, PhD, MPH

    This project aims to create a channel for the Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project on prostate cancer symptoms, testing, and treatment options. (01/01/1996 - 09/30/1997)

  • I Can Decide Dashboard

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    PI: Lawrence C. An, MD , Sarah T. Hawley, PhD, MPH

    Patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer face a series of complex decisions regarding locoreginal and systemic treatment. Currently many of these decisions do not meet the definition of a high quality decision, defined as one that is both informed (based on an accurate understanding of the treatment risks and benefits) and preference-concordant (consistent with the patient's underlying preferences). I Can Decide evaluates the impact of an innovative decision tool on locoregional and systemic therapy decision making for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.  The I Can Decide Dashboard links the I Can Decide patient website to a clinic dashboard. Some of the information patients enter on the website will be shared with the clinic. The goal is to improve communication and help patients make informed treatment decisions. (08/31/2017)

  • FOCUS Triage

    PI: Laurel L. Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Focus Triage tests if family dyads randomly assigned to either a brief or extensive family-based program of care (FOCUS Program) have better patient and caregiver outcomes than dyads randomly assigned to usual care. Outcomes being studied: appraisal factors (i.e., appraisal of illness/caregiving, uncertainty, hopelessness), coping resources (coping strategies, interpersonal relationships, self-efficacy), and quality of life domains (emotional, social, physical, and functional).This study also examines if patients’ risk for distress and other factors moderate the effect of the brief or extensive program on outcomes.